Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Chicago 2009 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from April 24-26, 2009.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 7-12, 2009.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life UK, to be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from August 14-16, 2009.
- Applications for the 2009-2010 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are online and must be received by April 15, 2009.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is once again offering scholarships for young adults with type 1 diabetes to attend CWD's Friends for Life 2009 conference.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers how they dispose of their sharps at home. This week's poll asks readers if they experience discrimination from friends or family members because of diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults -- and Their Caregivers by Ragnar Hanas, M.D.
- Our Report from CWD Focus on Best Practices at Marco Island 2009 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our youngest group of campers at Camp Koral Kids in Coral Springs, Florida are 5 and 6 years old, but have the wit and wisdom of adults. Diabetes education is an important component of camp and we try to incorporate it in all we do. When quizzing the little ones on diabetes concepts we get all kinds of great responses, but the best one by far was their response to the question of what we check for when our blood sugar is above 240. Their group response was "PEE-tones"! Kind of sums it all up, huh?
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your six year old runs to the bathroom yelling "I've got to go Type 2!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
To prevent lows at night, we give our son a small snack, no insulin, if his blood sugar is a little low. He is often high at 2 a.m. and before breakfast. What do you suggest? He gets Lantus in the morning, Humalog for meals.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
When in doubt always test
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Camp Aldersgate is a co-ed resident camp in Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Camp Crestfield in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania offers excitement for kids with diabetes.
- The ADA Donovan McNabb Diabetes Camp offers kids in Pennsylvania a great camping experience with NFL star Donovan McNabb.
- Camp Discovery offers camp for kids with type 1 diabetes and a camp for kids with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
- Camp Ivy is a day camp in Williamson, Georgia.
- Camp KA-DI-DA-CA is a special day camp for children ages 5-8 with diabetes in Kansas.
- Camp Needlepoint and Camp Daypoint offer incredible adventures for kids in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- Camp Sealth is an ADA camp that offers sessions for kids grades 1-12 in Washington state.
- Camp Sioux offers a summer camp for kids with diabetes in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
- Northern Illinois Day Camps provide a great summer experience for younger kids with diabetes, their siblings, and their friends.
- Applications for diabetes summer camps in Canada are available through the Canadian Diabetes Association web site.
- Diabulimia: What It Is and How To Treat It.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- DiabetesSisters offers information and support to women with diabetes.
Surveys and Studies
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking children, teens and adults ages 1 to 45 years old (without diabetes) with a family member with type 1 diabetes. (PDF)
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is conducting a Type 2 Diabetes Study for 10 to 23 Year Olds. (PDF)
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking families with a child aged 9-11 who has had type 1 diabetes for at least a year to learn about how families manage diabetes day-to-day. (PDF)
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
- A Clinical Trial for Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. See also Type 1 diabetes patients sought for UT Southwestern clinical drug trial.
- Paid Position - Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience -- Summer 2009. (PDF)
- Wanted for Summer 2009: Summer Camp Counselor and/or CIT With Type 1 Diabetes. (PDF)
Products and Books
- The Diabetic Athlete's Handbook is a must-have addition to your diabetes library.
- Classic Case Works offers a selection of carrying cases for your diabetes supplies.
- Cellular and physiological effects of C-peptide.
- The geospatial relation between UV solar radiation and type 1 diabetes in Newfoundland.
- Rapamycin induces autophagy in islets: relevance in islet transplantation.
- Comparison of Accuracy and Safety of the SEVEN and the Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems.
- Lipohypertrophy: does it matter in daily life? A study using a continuous glucose monitoring system.
- Educating Families on Real Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The DirecNet Navigator Pilot Study Experience.
- Perceived Diabetes Task Competence Mediates the Relationship of both Negative and Positive Affect with Blood Glucose in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. See also Sad or Angry Teens Have Less Success With Diabetes Control.
- Are children with type 1 diabetes consuming a healthful diet?: a review of the current evidence and strategies for dietary change.
- Daily stressors and coping responses of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- NZSSD Position Statement on standardisation of reporting units for HbA1c and application of estimated average glucose (eAG).
- Effect of B vitamin supplementation on plasma homocysteine levels in celiac disease.
- Electrochemical immunosensor for the diagnosis of celiac disease.
- The prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease and celiac disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Legal and Legislative
- Health insurance too important to forgo.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Doctors investigate effects of drugs on type 1 diabetics. See also Type 1 diabetes and Recreational Drug Use.
- Even Those With Medical Coverage Struggle with Costs.
- Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes proves no match for his passion for the game.
- The disease that's stalking my children, by BBC newsman Justin Webb.
- Nurse shortages hit diabetes kids in the UK.
- Local girl with diabetes has dream granted.
- It's small but it is changing lives.
- Diabetes in Children: A Comprehensive New Picture.
- No takers for insulin pumps scheme (in Australia). See also Insulin pump subsidy 'failure'.
- Musician manages his diabetes, but he almost waited too late.
- Exeter High School graduate found dead in Tennessee college dorm room.
- Jonas Brothers' Change For The Children Foundation To Provide Diabetes Camp Scholarships.
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